This year I plan on relaunching and rebranding Peace Love Sequins. As mentioned in my 17 Things I'm Doing for My Business in 2017 post, I am finally ready to let go of that name and will be relaunching as Lately Lindsey. I am so excited to get back into the world of life and style blogging. I really do miss it. It is something that I just can't do on here.
I have been debating whether or not I want to design and develop my own WordPress theme or if I just want to buy one to save time. I mean there are some pretty amazing themes out there by some pretty talented web designer and developers.
So I thought this was the perfect post to start sharing some design inspiration! It was also an intention of mine for Blog Me Lovely to not only be a place for amazing how-to posts but also a place for inspiration.
Here are 10 beautiful & responsive WordPress themes from Creative Market that are all $50 or less! Such a steal!
1. Alexandra – $29
This theme has a clean and minimalist feel that is perfect for putting your content as the focus.
A cool feature to note is that you can choose to have a gorgeous slider or use the three promo boxes as shown above.
Check out the Alexandra theme on Creative Market.
2. Charlotte – $49
This theme is clean and feminine and I love that it features a dynamic grid layout for the blog and archive pages.
What makes this one so amazing is that the developer created numerous shortcodes to make adding things like drop caps; columns; buttons of varying shapes, colors and sizes; text highlighting; and even page dividers super easy. So many ways to make this theme your own.
Check out the Charlotte theme on Creative Market.
3. Evangeline – $50
This is one of my favorites. I love the colors and that it still has a clean feel but also a little oomph!
If you are looking for a featured slider as well as the ability to display your posts in a grid layout, then this one is definitely an option. It also gives you 4 color schemes to choose from, 6 different page layouts and a landing page template.
Check out the Evangeline theme on Creative Market.
4. Lucie Grasso – $25
Another clean and minimalist theme where you content truly shines! This is absolutely stunning especially if you have beautiful, high-quality images. They truly shine in this design.
If you want both the featured slider AND three promo boxes this theme has it. Of course, both of these can be turned off as well if they aren't your style.
Main features include a sticky navigation, supported Retina logo, the ability to show/hide just about any element with just one click – no coding skills required, and custom recent posts with thumbnails.
Check out the Lucie Grasso theme on Creative Market.
5. Natalie – $19
Can you tell that the clean, minimalist style is a favorite of mine? Here is another beautiful theme and this one gives you the option to create your own shop as it compatible with WooCommerce.
Other features include a slider, three promo boxes, Instagram footer, a variety of post formats, and a handful of custom widgets.
Check out the Natalie theme on Creative Market.
6. Oleander – $49
This theme is another blog and shop combo with a clean vibe and striking design elements such as a full-width slider and promo boxes.
There are 5 different blog layouts (including a full-width version of each), Instagram full-width footer, 4 post formats, sticky navigation and tons of customizable color options just to name a feature key features.
Check out the Oleander theme on Creative Market.
7. Olivia – $29
This is another one of my favorites. Content is the main focus of this clean and elegant design.
Features include 600+ fonts change for the menu, title and paragraph; supported Retina logo, 5 different blog layouts, custom related posts widget and sticky navigation and floating bar.
Check out the Olivia theme on Creative Market.
8. Phoebe – $39
A simple design with amazing features. Minimal design is such a hot trend today for blog design. It lets your content shine without too many distractions.
This theme is customizable with your own logo, element and font colors, 650+ Google fonts and the best part is that all customization is done in the live view Customizer.
You seriously will have so many options with 14 layout choices (each option with or without a sidebar), lookbook templates, 4 special landing page templates, and so much more.
Check out the Phoebe theme on Creative Market.
9. Signature – $49
A theme with feminine design elements that also has a shopping cart feature.
You can choose from a variety of layout options; customize the background, logo and favicon; style the widgets; easily change the fonts; and refer to over 90+ shortcodes.
Check out the Signature theme on Creative Market.
10. Uptown – $49
Another favorite of mine in this round up. This is a chic and minimalist design theme perfect for bloggers and entrepreneurs alike.
There is a header to showcase your latest posts, a custom portfolio, e-commerce integration, unique footer and so much more like the ability to upload your own logo or use the Uptown text-based header.
Check out the Uptown theme on Creative Market.
Final Thoughts on Themes from Creative Market
Can you believe that all of these beautiful themes are responsive, pretty customizable and $50 or less?
While I love to design and develop WordPress sites, I am a little rusty and right now my focus is elsewhere. With so many stunning options that feature everything I want, I figure supporting fellow entrepreneurs is a great way to get my lifestyle blog up and running sooner than expected. These are just some of the themes I am considering.
Where is your favorite place to find premade WordPress themes?